Unleash your students’ potential with the Strategic Instruction Model™. Our Learning Strategies and Content Enhancement Routines offer practical solutions for cultivating the full range of literacy skills your students need to succeed in your classes, on state and national tests, and in their college and career choices.
SIM™ received a positive review by Robert Slavin, Director of the Center for Research and Reform in Education at Johns Hopkins University School of Education, and colleagues as part of their reviews of research on secondary reading and work on their website, Evidence for ESSA, which summarizes research on all of elementary and secondary reading and math according to ESSA evidence standards.
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Laura Belle Wallace Middle School in Kyle, Texas is KUCRL’s first named SIM Profile Showcase School. The SIM footprint is clearly evident in this school; it has become a part of the school culture and is observable daily. You can view evidence of this SIM footprint in this YouTube video, featured on the school’s website.
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A new report adds two Strategic Instruction Model™ readingprograms to an influential national database of education interventions that have been proven effective in the classroom. The report found that Xtreme Reading and SIM’s Learning Strategies Curriculum, separately, have shown evidence of—in the parlance of the Institute of Education Sciences’ What Works Clearinghouse—“potentially positive effects” on reading achievement for struggling adolescent readers. The WWC rating means at least one study of each program reported statistically significant positive effects. In both cases, the level of evidence met criteria to allow the programs to be included in the What Works Clearinghouse, a first for both interventions.
Three middle schools from Raiseup Texas—Goodnight Middle School, Simon Middle School, and Knox Wiley Middle School—are recipients of the 2014 SIM Impact Award. All three schools have integrated the Strategic Instruction Model and Content Literacy Continuum into the culture of their schools and stand as examples of how to do so with exemplary fidelity.
The SIM Leadership Award recognizes individuals who have shown exceptional leadership and excellent service to the Strategic Instruction Model by helping educators become strategic teachers and, as a result, students become strategic learners. Mary Black, the 2014 recipient of this award, has demonstrated leadership, knowledge of school change, and the ability to meet challenges head on. Continue Reading . . .